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Is there a 3X digital zoom on the P3P camera?
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Phantom Menace
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I saw the P3P advertised on a 'Sears' website here: Phantom 3 Professional at Sears

In the description, it says that it has a 3X digital zoom.

I have never heard that, nor have I seen any sign of it or any way to use it.

Does this exist, or is that a typo on their page?

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gregg1r
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No digital zoom, but by using the camera as 4k, you get more information captured than what you got using the Advanced at 1080P. This would equate to a 3X better resolution.

Marketing hype by Sears/K Mart
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Rocket_Aus
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The phantom cameras are zoom capable just has not been activated via software as yet.I remember seeing an extracted firmware binfile and seeing that it had zoom capability's.
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Rocket_Aus Posted at 2015-9-30 09:51
The phantom cameras are zoom capable just has not been activated via software as yet.I remember seei ...

That is correct. It is disabled in the firmware.

I am betting there is zero chance of them enabling it.

Think of the ammo those "that-drone-is-spying-on-me" people would have if zoom was enabled.
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FlyGirl
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Are you wanting zoom?
Take  look at this ...

       http://www.gigapixel.com/mobile/?id=79995


  Cheers
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ksunsingh
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mine goes bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

no zoom zoom zoom here
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suqsid.bobmail
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ksunsingh Posted at 2015-9-30 12:03
mine goes bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

no zoom zoom zoom here

All I wanna do is zoom-zoom-zoom-zoom in your boom-boom
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sploodge
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Well the firmware does have text like this in it... I'm no programmer so could mean something else. Can only wait and see what DJI have in store..

/endspeculationmode

DoDzoom...[DJI_CMM] %s: Start digital zoom fail.

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suqsid.bobmail Posted at 2015-9-30 17:32
That is correct. It is disabled in the firmware.

I am betting there is zero chance of them enabli ...

What spying?

Digital zoom will give you nothing in that matter, you can also zoom the same way in photoshop or other software form photo.
Digital zoom is a crop.

However, in my opinion digital zoom would be helpful in work. There should be 3-5x factor.
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Phantom Menace
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I don't need it, and wouldn't use it anyway unless it was optical zoom. I already shoot in 4K and do most of my editing in 1080p, so I have used that to get in closer without any loss of resolution. I also use it to crop out prop shots.

I was just curious as to how that got listed as a feature in a sales pitch. Good price, by the way, if you go back to that link.

@suqsid.bobmail - You are showing your age.....and your taste in music. For that matter, so am I for recognizing it.

@FlyGirl - That is an impressive camera that can take such a high resolution image. I'm guessing it is not on a drone, however. That's a lot of zoom
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toddf.perkins
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would love to see a digital zoom in a future firmware upgrade
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Swedrone
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toddf.perkins@g Posted at 2015-10-1 09:57
would love to see a digital zoom in a future firmware upgrade

You could zoom in postproduction if you like.
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Swedrone Posted at 2015-10-1 05:14
You could zoom in postproduction if you like.

ya, I know. but I would rather be able to do it in real time. I'm not a professional photographer, just like to fly for fun. I also prefer to spend more time flying and less time in front of the computer if possible.
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FlyGirl Posted at 2015-9-30 10:58
Are you wanting zoom?
Take  look at this ...

That's Cool!  FlyGirl!
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Swedrone
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toddf.perkins@g Posted at 2015-10-1 12:56
ya, I know. but I would rather be able to do it in real time. I'm not a professional photographer, ...

I would think flying, controlling the camera AND zoom is almost a 3 man job. Better doing it on the computer
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liningiv
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You have 100x zoom if you want it
It's called cropping.
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Swedrone Posted at 2015-10-1 14:28
I would think flying, controlling the camera AND zoom is almost a 3 man job. Better doing it on th ...

shouldn't be too difficult of a task for one person while in a hover. I could see it being more difficult while on the move
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